Nation’s first school mandate on AAPI history heads to Illinois governor


SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Illinois is poised to become the first state to require Asian American history be taught in public schools after a bill cleared its last legislative hurdle Monday amid growing national concerns about anti-Asian hate and discrimination.

The final version of the measure cleared the state House, 108-10, after it passed the Senate unanimously last week. Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker is expected to sign the bill, which would mandate a unit about the

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